21 July 2023 Papillon Breed Notes

A show that every year sets the bar for the show scene is Bath Championship Show. I think everyone looks forward to attending the show and this year didn’t disappoint. As always, congratulations to the committee for always attaining such a high standard. Trade stands were in good attendance with a range of goodies for everyone’s taste.
The Papillon judge for this year was well respected all rounder Jane Lilley. Judging commenced on time and the day went along smoothly with the help and guidance of the two stewards. During each class the judge went over the dogs on the table in a kind and sympathetic manner making sure all the exhibitors were happy with their charges whilst performing in the ring.
The principal winners were as follows; A delighted Susie and Margaret Orchard taking the DCC/ BOB with Nightfire’s Be Unique in Style at Panspayon (Imp Deu) , BCC Sue Morrell’s Johnasta Georgia for Temelora, BPIB / RBCC Irene & Glenn Robb’s Gleniren Oops I Did It Again Sunshoo, Best Veteran Pat & Brian Cox’s Ch Tricianbri Tuppence A Kiss JW ShCM, Best Special Beginners/SPTGP4 Petula Humphrey’s Lilnrose Butterfly Kisses to Gloynbyw and lastly Ann Borg’s Elendil Crusader (handled by Sue Stanbury). Congratulations to everyone.

Southern Counties held at the Newbury Showground was next on the show calendar. This year the show was without benching and I have to say the grooming area for our bank of rings was absolute chaos. It was one higgle- piggle mess, clambering over all and sundry trying to get back to your trolley was an assault course. If there had been an emergency, retrieving your little ones would have been a nightmare and this worried me greatly. If shows have taken the decision to have no benching then surely it is the responsibility of the committee to ensure guide lines are in force for a logical formation of grooming areas, for safety alone. The grooming area that our bank of rings had been provided with was far too small.
For this show it was a first time giving Challenge Certificate in Papillons for all rounder Mr Ken Bartlett. He found the days winners to be. BCC/BOB/Best Junior/TGI/ Uppercut Daydream Believers with Feorlig (Imp Bel) owned by Kirsty and Evan Ryan, Kathleen Roosens and Jens Goessens. The TGP judge was Zena Thorne Andrews. BPIB/ TPGP3 Iwas Irene and Glenn Robb’s homebred youngster Gleniren Oops I Did It Again Sunshoo. The TPGP judge was Jacqui Ward. Best Veteran Jo Davidson-Poston’s Ch/ir/nl/int Ch Spinillons Rebel Rowser JW ShCM Cw14 VW ShCEx Jo also took the RDCC with Bih Ch/federation Of Bih Ch Sky Butterfly Elven Cron Prince Spinillons (Imp Rus).
DCC Mandy Keon’ Keomandi Fairy King. Congratulations Mandy I believe this is your first CC. You will always remember your first, so happy memories.
RBCC Irene & Glenn Robb’s Ch Gleniren Daddy’s Starmaker. Best Special Beginners Lilnrose Butterfly Kisses to Gloynbyw owned by Petula Humphrey’s.

Blackpool and Fylde Toy Dog Society Open Show saw Helen Walsh ( Purepixie) judge the breed. BOB was Carol Lees Lafford Golden Child JW and BP Mandy Keon’s Keomandi Fly Me To The Moon.


The Kennel Club is delighted to announce that it has been granted a Royal Prefix to mark the 150th anniversary of its existence. Henceforth, the organisation is named The Royal Kennel Club.

Chairman of The Kennel Club, Tony Allcock OBE, said: “We are honoured that as of the 4 April 2023, the date the club celebrates its 150th anniversary, The Kennel Club will be known as The Royal Kennel Club.

“The world has changed significantly over the last 150 years – as has The Kennel Club – and we remain committed to protecting and promoting the health and welfare of all dogs. I am very proud to be part of an organisation that is making a positive difference for dogs and their owners.”

The Kennel Club was established in 1873 and since its inception has held royal patronage. The club began for the purpose of bringing order and regulations to dog shows and field trials which were taking place at the time. Since then, the club has evolved into a multi-faceted organisation encompassing the UK pedigree and working dog registry, The Kennel Club Charitable Trust, Crufts dog show, the Young Kennel Club, the Good Citizen Dog Training scheme and the members’ club itself, which has over 1500 members.

The Kennel Club is the only UK organisation of its kind and underlying all of the above functions is a strong ethos to safeguard and promote canine health and welfare. This work applies equally to all dogs, whether they are in the show ring, working in the field, taking part in activities such as agility and obedience, or pets and companions.

I knew there had been rumours that as from next year the Scottish Kennel Club will be holding its two championship shows together in May.

Now it is confirmed.

There was a ‘trial run’ in the Covid aftermath in 2021 when both shows were held in October; next year and 2025 will see the double shows in May.

In 2024 both shows will schedule the terrier and utility breeds on the Thursday, hounds and working on Friday, toys and pastoral on Saturday and gundogs on Sunday.

The 2025 split will be: Thursday gundogs; Friday terriers/utility; Saturday hounds/working; Sunday toys/pastoral.

Partnership shows are invited; if there are two sets of CCs at the SKC on the same day, the breed club can go on the adjacent day.

What are your thoughts – obviously it will be more economical for the SKC and for a lot of breeds there will be two chances to compete for CCs on one day, thus helping long distance travellers in particular.

It will mean that Scotland’s three general championship shows will all take place within a few weeks, as Border Union’s traditional date is in June.


The Kennel Club is pleased to announce that, following the May Board meeting, it has been decided that dogs which win two Challenge Certificates (CCs) in addition to five Reserve Challenge Certificates (RCCs) will gain the title of Champion/Show Champion, effective from 1 July 2023.

This decision has been taken following extensive consultation by The Kennel Club Shows Liaison Council formed of representatives from within the show scene and further supported by the Show Executive Committee and The Kennel Club Board.

This will mean that from 1 July 2023, in order to gain the title of Champion, dogs will either need to be;

Awarded three CCs under three different judges, one of which when the dog is over 12 months of age, or

Awarded 2 CCs, with one being awarded when the dog is over 12 months of age, in addition to five RCCs awarded from 1 July 2023, with the awards coming from seven different judges

Helen Kerfoot, Chief Operations Officer (Canine Activities) said “I am delighted to be able to announce this change which takes effect from 1 July, which recognises RCCs contributing to the title of Champion/Show Champion. I would like to thank the committee for the hard work that has been carried out for this decision to be taken and hope this will be a positive change to the show scene.

“We acknowledge that there is still a backlog of awards which are being worked through as a priority. If, come July, an exhibitor is certain that a dog has the required awards to be granted the title of a Champion or Show Champion they will be permitted to enter as such using the title.”

For further queries please contact sass@thekennelclub.org.uk

Enjoy your shows and good luck with all your showing.